The House of Tomorrow

By Peter Bognanni; Lloyd James (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, Compact Disc, 9781400145805)

Publication Date: March 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer '11 Reading Group List
“The House of Tomorrow sparkles with great dialogue between its two main characters, Sebastian, a home schooled science nerd, and Jared, a heart transplant recipient and punk rock devotee. Their respective guardians, the strong-willed Nana and the worried and overworked Janice, have to struggle with the realities of living a full life. When their worlds collide, it's a matter of how one chooses to live -- and we go willingly along for the ride in this debut novel that perfectly captures teen angst, spirit, and heart.”
-- Valerie Koehler, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the March 2010 Indie Next List


Wholly original, The House of Tomorrow is the story of a young man's self-discovery, a dying woman's last wish, and a band of misfits trying desperately to be heard.

About the Author

Peter Bognanni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is a 2008 Pushcart Prize nominee, and his short story "The Body Eternal" was chosen by Stephen King as one of the 100 Most Distinguished Stories of 2006. His short fiction and humor pieces have appeared in Gulf Coast, the Bellingham Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Monkeybicycle, and Stop Smiling Magazine. In addition to writing fiction and nonfiction, he is also a screenwriter. He once played in a terrible high school punk band. Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. His bestselling and most critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley, Jr., Ben Hur by Lew Wallace, Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitskin, and Mystic Warrior by Tracy and Laura Hickman. Lloyd's background as a performer includes extensive work in classical theater and folk music. He lives in Maryland with his wife and children.

Conversation Starters from


  1. Do you think Nana is brainwashed with Fuller's idealist lifestyle, or does she really believe it? Why do you think she finds it better to keep Sebastian sequestered at the dome than allow him to interact with the outside world regularly?

Praise For The House of Tomorrow

"Lloyd James provides the tongue-in-cheek playfulness this story requires and portrays compassion when necessary." ---AudioFile

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